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'Joomla! is a portalware or what we call the C3MS kind. Other systems mentionned in this wiki are Drupal and PostNuke

Currently (2007), Joomla seems to one of the best systems. The (active) user base is claimed to be over 40'000.


(Cut&Paste from the Joomla HomePage, retrieved 10:53, 1 June 2007 (MEST))

Out of the box, Joomla! does a great job of managing the content needed to make your website sing. But for many people, the true power of Joomla! lies in the application framework that makes it possible for thousands of developers around the world to create powerful add-ons and extensions. Here are just some examples of the hundreds of available extensions:

  • Dynamic form builders
  • Business or organizational directories
  • Document management
  • image and multimedia galleries
  • E-commerce and shopping cart engines
  • Forums and chat software
  • Calendars
  • Blogging software
  • Directory services
  • Email newsletters
  • Data collection and reporting tools
  • Banner advertising systems
  • Subscription services
  • and many, many more

In education

Eric Inderbitzin's SimProjet (in french) is a Joomla! Module that implements a hybrid business simulation teaching tool. Made at TECFA during an internship, as Travail De Diplôme 2006, Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud, Département comem. Currently (2007), this module is be futher developed by the author to make it ready for production use.

Installation and configuration tutorial

See Joomla installation and configuration


Technical links

Have a look at the Joomla installation and configuration !